TOAM08 – Stephen Van Rhyn – Prevailing Under Pressure (Daniel)

Well . . . I’m here! And the Brighton conference has begun. The sense of anticipation and excitement is incredible. Joyful reunions of friends who have been on separate continents are happening everywhere. We are really a family. We are really on a mission.At the beginning of the week, I would ask that you pray for me. It is a busy week for me with typing, interviewing, and, of course, just meeting friends. My jet lag is improving quickly. I was also determined this year, more than usual, to p … [Read more...]

One Reason We Celebrate Mother’s Day

For some reason, in the UK we celebrate Mother's Day in March. Actually, this morning I was surprised to be able to attend a church in the European city I am visiting at the moment. There they celebrated Mother's Day, as well as Pentecost. The sermon was like a clear trumpet note for the type of experiential Chrisitanity I long for each of us to grow in. At the end, I had the opportunity to share that it seemed to me God was putting a bright future before the church and saying if they would … [Read more...]

Edwin Millington Warnock – Founder of a Gospel Dynasty

My grandfather, Edwin Warnock, was an evangelistic tent preacher. He was from Scotland, but came down to England, where he married a Londoner but lived in Suffolk. He had six children—five boys and one girl. Sadly, one boy died young. Each of the other boys married and had two boys. In my father's and one other case, they also had a girl. My auntie also married and had two girls and one boy. Many of those thirteen Warnock cousins of mine are now married themselves and have begun their own f … [Read more...]

Evidence That Adrian Does Sleep . . .

Hi, Andrée here!People often ask if Adrian ever sleeps; well here's the answer . . . … [Read more...]

NWA08 – Remembering What Really Matters

Imagine my delight to read this post on my darling wife's blog. It was very kind, slightly cheeky, and brought real joy to my heart. It is easy to feel disconnected from the real world while at a conference. But just in case I needed a reminder of the fact that my real delight is back at home with my family, the surprise of seeing such lovely words from my delightful wife was more than adequate.Family really does come first for me, and so should they. I am so thankful to God for Andrée and for … [Read more...]

Visit My Wife's Photoblog

My better half has finally succumbed. With a cry of "If you can't beat 'em, then join 'em" she has begun her own blog! You can visit her new online home at:http://andreesphotoblog.blogspot.com/I am hoping she will still write here from time to time. If you are a fan of her writing, please drop me an e-mail so I can show it to her in an effort to get her to return! In the meantime, she is going to be focusing on her photography hobby on her blog. Most of the family pictures I have published … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Sermon – Comfort Like a Mother

This sermon was preached by me on the UK's Mother's Day, which was on March 2nd. The audio can be downloaded or played here.It was based on a number of verses:Isaiah 66:13 “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”Isaiah 49:15-16 Good News Bible “Can a woman forget her own baby, and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you. Jerusalem, I can never forget you! I have written yo … [Read more...]

Home Again!

We're home again! The reunion was sweet, although the three of us are rather tired. I worked today, while both Henry and Tamasin spent some time sleeping. Unfortunately, none of us slept a wink on the plane!This was the longest I've been away from my dear wife, and the longest I have been in America. We even found ourselves talking about "restrooms" and "strollers" and "pacifiers"—words for which most of my English friends would need an interpreter. Sadly I gained about 3 kg. during the last two … [Read more...]

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Yes, it really is true that we managed to take all the above photos during a single day at the Animal Kingdom this week. Back on Wednesday, which seems an age away now, we spent a fantastic day on the wilder side of Disney. Actually, we got there closer to lunch time than opening time. (We are now firmly on American time and are no longer waking very early every morning as we did for the first few days!) We saw everything we wanted to and had no need at all for Fastpass. The rides were good, … [Read more...]

Disney's Hollywood Studios (Previously MGM)

On Tuesday we visited Disney's answer to Universal Studios. It's not as big as its rival, but has lots of rides and shows. Fantasmia lived up to its reputation at the end of the day. The Tower of Terror set a mildly horror-based scene which was an irritating distraction to the real basis of the ride—a crazy, randomly generated sequence of rapid rises and drops in a demented elevator. It was a real hit and the ride that we have repeated the most times (except for the Universal roller coasters). T … [Read more...]


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